Independent review on nicotine vaping in England: an overview of what we said and why

Time: 09:15 - 09:30

Date: Friday 9th December, 2022

The report is the last in a series of independent reviews commissioned by the Office for Health & Disparities (formerly Public Health England). The purpose of the reports is to inform government and policy makers about prevalence and characteristics of vaping among adults and young people in England and each year we cover at least one additional topic in depth. This year’s report included systematic reviews on the health risks of vaping compared with smoking, and vaping compared with non-use, as well as harm perceptions about vaping and smoking. It also puts the findings in the context of the series of evidence reviews since 2015. This presentation will provide an overview of the report; it will explain how we came to the conclusions that vaping poses a small fraction of the risk of smoking but is not risk free. The talk will also discuss some of the implications of the review findings.


  • Dr Debbie Robson RMN, PhD Senior Lecturer in Tobacco Harm Reduction - National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

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